Tom Heffernan, AIA, LEED® AP

Education Practice Area Leader, Principal

Over his 20+ year career, Tom has focused on design for higher education and local government, having worked with six University of California campuses, multiple California State Universities and community colleges, and nearly a dozen counties and cities throughout California. As a Firmwide Practice Area Leader in Education based in San Diego, Tom is involved in Gensler projects throughout the Southwest – from designing academic and student life buildings to developing real estate, facilities and workplace strategies for a variety of institutional clients. Tom received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and has remained involved in design education as an adjunct studio instructor at the New School of Architecture and Design.